Ralph L. Millett,80

Ralph Millett

Ralph Millett

AUBURN — Ralph L. Millett, 80, of Waterford, died Saturday afternoon, July 11, 2015, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 6, 1935, in Waterford, a son of George Raymond and Grace (Dearborn) Millett. He attended Waterford schools and, at a very early age, started working on the family farm.

When Ralph was old enough, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, returning home to marry his beloved Betty Jean Eaton, which he did in Norway on June 15, 1957. They made their home in Norway for a few years until settling in Waterford.

As a young married man, Ralph worked alongside his brother logging nearby woodlots, which he continued to do even after taking on work in the AC Lawrence Leather Company in South Paris. When the “Tannery” closed he went to work for Howell Laboratories in Bridgton, retiring at the age of 72 in 2007.

Ralph enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening, and birdwatching. He will be fondly remembered for his quick wit and lovable sense of humor.

He is survived by his children, Donna Scribner of Standish, Rusty Millett and his wife Brenda of Waterford, and Ray Millett and his significant other Kristin Allen-Bent of Naples; five grandchildren, Jason Brown of Standish, Jessica Cotton and her husband Rocky of Norway, Sunny Millett of Waterford, Nina Miller and her husband Brent of Concord, N.H., and Ashley Millett of Asheville, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Haley Scribner, Mariah, Ryan, and Hunter Cotton; two sisters, Gladys Emery of Mechanic Falls and Eva Barker of Waterford. He was predeceased by his wife Betty on Aug. 27, 2013; a son Rick Millett in 2009; brothers, Vern and Elmer Millett; sisters, Nina Bisbee, Mildred Murch, Katherine Millett, and Maisey Murch.

Condolences and tributes may be shared with Ralph’s family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2015, at the Pulpit Rock Cemetery in Waterford. Gifts may be made in his memory to: Special Olympics Maine, Attn: Linda, 125 John Roberts Rd. #5, South Portland, ME 04106, or to the Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Arrangements are in the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford.

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